A fashion student from the UK tried to sell a railway company’s social distancing signs as crop-tops.
“Mhari Thurston-Tyler turned social distancing seat covers from Chiltern Railways into crop tops and tried to sell them on shopping app Depop for 15 pounds each” BBC reports.
She attempted to give social distancing train signs a fashionable twist but ended up enticing talks that she had stolen them. The blue seat covers from Chiltern Railways encourage passengers to maintain social distancing. The seat cover reads, “Keep this seat free to maintain social distancing when possible“.
The social distancing crop top listing went viral after being shared on Depop Drama’s Twitter and Instagram accounts with the caption “Got a few of these, can do sizes,” she wrote. “Message me before buying or with questions/offers.”
But the Depop app claims that the listing has been removed after Mhari Thurston-Tyler admitted it was taken from a Chiltern Railways train. Although she denies stealing the seat covers. She claims that she found the seat covers discarded on the floor outside London’s Marylebone station.
“I am struggling financially and thought I could try and make some money off it so put it on Depop,” she said. “‘I also thought it would be an interesting article of clothing a few years down the line as it is quintessentially not normal and extraordinary as a concept to me.” MetroUK
She has now started designing crop tops inspired by the original design, interchanging Chiltren Railways to ‘Children Railways‘ and has started advertising the tops on Depop for £20 each as a ‘sustainable slow fashion’ item.
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